On Wednesday, five members of the Chattanooga Lookouts were named to the Southern League All-Star team, according to a press release from the league.
Southern League North Division All-Stars
Position Players: 1B/C J.T. Wise, 3B Pedro Baez, OF Blake Smith
Pitchers: RHP Matt Magill, RHP Ethan Martin
I’ve written about Magill’s and Martin’s success this season, so their selections come as no surprise. Magill hasn’t pitched as well in his last couple outings, but he’s been solid this season overall. Martin got roughed up a little on Wednesday, but he’s still the ace of the staff.
Wise is leading the team in batting average, on-base percentage (16th in league), hits, doubles (2nd in league), walks, and OPS. Smith leads the team in home runs (10th in league), RBI (10th in league), runs scored (2nd in league), and slugging percentage. Both are tied for the team lead in total bases, good for 13th in the league.
Baez is the only surprise to me. He’s having an okay season (.245/.357/.380), but those numbers don’t scream “All-Star” to me. Third base in the Southern League must be as barren as it is in the Dodgers system.
Either way, it’s nice to see the guys get well-deserved recognition.
The All-Star Game will be held on June 19th at the Tennessee Smokies park in Kodak, Tennessee.